I guess I'm late to the party. I'd always heard good things about this show, and I like Elmore Leonard, so this week I sat down and watched the entire first season on Amazon Prime streaming. I must say I enjoyed it. It was not at all what I expected, however. I thought it would be all about catching moonshiners in the woods, but there was hardly anything about that-- and one episode was even set in California.
I find it odd that they based it on a short story--did the story just provide the basic characters? It took me a while to figure out the Crowders, since so many of them had similar names: Bo, Bowman, Boyd.
I'm ready for Seasons 2, 3, and 4. What am I in for? (No spoilers, please!)
How can we tell you what you are in for without spoilers?
Stick with it. It's good.
Season two is spectacular, with one magical (female) performance on op of excellent work by all the other actors.
Walton Higgins is a god. How that man doesn't have a mantelful of Emmys is beyond me.
[quote]Season two is spectacular, with one magical (female) performance on op of excellent work by all the other actors.
Steve K is absolutely right. I've enjoyed each season, but season two was perfection. Though I think there were two magical female performances: Margo Martindale, who is perfection in everything, and Kaitlyn Dever, who played a young girl whose sad lot in life seems to keep getting worse.
[quote]I find it odd that they based it on a short story--did the story just provide the basic characters?
Pretty much. The short story doesn't illustrate much more than black Town Car-driving Raylan and the Leonard-esque dialogue he uses. Agreed with the earlier posters about Margo Martindale, but I'll also note that she won an Emmy for her season-two performance (I think Best Supporting Actress in a Dramatic Role). One episode was set in California probably because the show is filmed there, which is the one thing I don't like about it; the scenery doesn't even remotely resemble that of Kentucky.
I haven't watched the most recent season yet, but I would assume it's as good as the previous ones.
I just watched the first episode of Season 2 and Margo was amazing! I LOVE her on "The Americans," and she's really just a totally different character here.
So was it ever explained why Raylan has a Town Car? I'm sure it can't be a government vehicle.
No, OP, his vehicle choice has never been explained, or even commented upon.
I love Ava and the woman who plays her.
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r4: Walton GOGGINS. He is an amazing actor, I agree.
If you liked season 1, stick around because the show gets better every season (though season 2 with Margo Martindale as Mags is a standout). The writing for this show is wonderful. IMO this has been one of the consistently best shows on TV in recent years.
Walton Goggins is one of the most underrated actors working, he's fucking amazing in everything I've seen him in. His recent stint as transvestite Venus, on Sons of Anarchy should get him an Emmy nomination.
Is it true they were supposed to kill off Goggins' character is season one?
Watched episodes one and two from season one. I'm liking it OK.. I want to love it, as I'm a big Goggins fan. But that chick Ava and her fucking flirty baby voice. Ugh. Does her character get any better?
r14: Ava's character changes significantly as time goes on. Stick around is all I will say.
Anyone know why they are ending the show after this next season?
[quote]Anyone know why they are ending the show after this next season?
Probably because they are smart.
The best shows know when to call it quits: (Breaking Bad, The Sopranos, The Shield, The Wire, Sons of Anarchy, Mad Men..) As opposed to meandering all over the place/shitty writing/ratings dropping/getting cancelled: (Dexter, Two and a Half Men, Glee, Prison Break)